Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Consumers can regulate the acquisition and use of nutrients through behavioral and physiological mechanisms. Here, we present an experimental approach that simultaneously integrates multiple nutritional traits, feeding assays, and juvenile performance to assess...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5929
174 downloads
388 views

The study of demographic and life history aspects of an organism provides valuable information for its conservation. Here, we analyze the phenology of the Mountain Treefrog Hyla eximia (= Dryophytes eximius) in a temperate environment of the Mexican Plateau. Females...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecohydrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5897
111 downloads
439 views

For many taxa, new records of non-native introductions globally occur at a near exponential rate. We undertook a systematic review of peer-reviewed publications on non-native herpetofauna, to assess the information base available for assessing risks of future invasions,...

["Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5850
1 citation
468 downloads
2,120 views

Interest in bees has grown dramatically in recent years in light of several studies that have reported widespread declines in bees and other pollinators. Investigating declines in wild bees can be difficult, however, due to the lack of faunal surveys that provide...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5867
57 downloads
313 views

The decomposition processes of accumulated cyanobacteria can release large amounts of organic carbon and affect the carbon cycling in shallow eutrophic lakes. However, the migration and transformation mechanisms of dissolved carbon (DC) require further study and...

["Ecology","Freshwater Biology","Biogeochemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5922
117 downloads
651 views

The Himalaya is one of the youngest and the loftiest mountain chains of the world; it is also referred to as the water tower of Asia. The Himalayan region harbors nearly 10,000 plant species constituting approximately 2.5% of the global angiosperm diversity of...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5919
113 downloads
501 views

Native bees contribute a considerable portion of pollination services for endemic as well as introduced plant species. Their decline has been attributed to several human-derived influences including global warming as well as the reduction, alteration, and loss...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5916
44 downloads
224 views

The objective of this study was to quantify consumption of clothianidin-treated corn seed by birds following standard planting practices. Based on post-planting seed counts on 21 fields in southwestern Ontario, Canada, between 29 and 813 seeds/ha (mean of 224 ±...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5880
63 downloads
264 views

Hemiparasitic plants increase plant biodiversity by reducing the abundance of dominant plant species, allowing for the establishment of subordinate species. Hemiparasites reduce host resources by directly removing nutrients from hosts, competing for light and space,...

["Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5682
101 downloads
568 views

Increasing environmental pressures and human impacts are reshaping community structures and species interactions throughout all trophic levels. The morphological and behavioural characteristics of species communities contain key ecological information on why prey...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5899
47 downloads
234 views

Food limitation may interact with nest predation and influence nesting patterns, such as breeding season length and renesting intervals. If so, reproductive effort should change with food availability. Thus, when food is limited, birds should have fewer attempts...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5898
1 citation
74 downloads
385 views

The size and structure of social groups of animals can be governed by a range of ecological factors and behavioral interactions. In small, highly site-attached coral reef fishes, group size is often constrained by the size of the habitat patch they are restricted...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5841
81 downloads
478 views

The feeding behavior of the cosmopolitan cold-water coral (CWC) Desmophyllum dianthus (Cnidaria: Scleractinia) is still poorly known. Its usual deep distribution restricts direct observations, and manipulative experiments are so far limited to prey that do not...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5872
67 downloads
442 views

Background Survival in temporally or spatially changing environments is a prerequisite for the perpetuation of a given species. In addition to genetic variation, the role of epigenetic processes is crucial in the persistence of organisms. For instance, mechanisms...

["Ecology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5896
216 downloads
999 views

Honey bees are important pollinators of agricultural crops and the dramatic losses of honey bee colonies have risen to a level of international concern. Potential contributors to such losses include pesticide exposure, lack of floral resources and parasites and...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5812

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